Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida has stated that the company will be announcing PS5 games soon.
According to reports, the statement was made in a recent strategy meeting in which Yoshida revealed that Sony would be showing off games “soon”. He said: “Games for the PS5 that deliver this new game experience are being made by first and third-party developers and we plan to introduce a compelling line-up of titles soon.”
Although Sony announced its PlayStation 5 console early in 2019, the tech giant has remained somewhat quiet compared to Microsoft who unveiled its next-gen console last year and has already announced some games compatible with their upcoming console.
However, there has been recent speculation that Sony will be holding an event in early June in which the company will announce a slew of video games. However, the event hasn’t been officially confirmed and insiders have claimed that Sony has been changing things around.
Sony also issued a statement on the future of its Game and Network Services, saying: “The launch of PlayStation 5 scheduled for the holiday season of this calendar year will deliver even more immersive experiences on a game console.
“Higher speed, enhanced sensory perceptions generated by its revolutionary controller, and sound delivered in 3D audio will combine to realise truly next-generation console game experiences unlike anything before.”
The PS5 Tech Demo, Leaks And Rumours
The news comes just days after Sony and Epic Games released footage of a playable tech demo for the Unreal Engine 5. The tech demo, which was played on a PlayStation 5 console but can be used for the Xbox Series X, showed off some of the new software developers can use to create games and what graphics may look like on the upcoming console.
The tech demo showcased two new technologies; Nanite which allows developers to create realistic surfaces and Lumen which allows developers to create jaw-dropping lighting effects.
Last week, PlayStation also debuted the new branding for its exclusive games; PlayStation Studios. All PlayStation exclusive games will feature the branding which has a special cinematic opening that is played whenever you boot a first-party game.
The short animation features clips from several of PlayStation’s exclusives including God Of War, Uncharted, The Last Of Us, Little Big Planet, and Horizon Zero Dawn. Two notable first-party games were missing from the sequence; Marvel’s Spider-Man and Days Gone.
Finally, game developer Mike Bithell, who worked on John Wick Hex and other games, revealed this week that the new DualSense controller’s haptic feedback may allow you to feel the effects of weather in games, according to Eggplante.
Speaking on the latest episode of the Play, Watch, Listen, podcast with former IGN Editor Alanah Pearce, composer Austin Wintory, and voice actor Troy Baker, game developer Mike Bithell, who worked on games Thomas Was Alone John Wick Hex, spoke about haptic feedback and demos he’s seen, implying that the DualSense will allow users to feel when it’s raining and potentially other environmental effects. However, the true extent of the abilities of the DualSense has not yet been revealed by Sony.
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